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EOC : : Middle Final

Today saw the middle final of the first round of the World Cup and European Championships. The venue of today was at Gronholt Hegn just outside Hillerod and provided the best area for competing this week with better running quality in the forest compared with the qualification races. The w...

EOC: Middle Qualification

Returning to the area of the Long Qualification in Bidstrup the middle qualification once again saw the top 17 qualify for the final on Tuesday. Great Britain have once again provided five runners in the final. Jamie Stevenson has repeated yesterday's performance by winning his heat by 18 sec...

EOC : Classic Qualification

After the eventful week of the Junior World Championships and World Masters, it’s now time to look forward to one of the biggest senior international competitions of the year – the European Championships (although it is not exclusively for Europeans, as there are runners competing from Australia,...

JWOC : : Relay

The final set of races at JWOC have been completed, and it was double joy for Sweden. The men’s team of Johan Lindahl, Mattias Millinger and Martin Johansson (Classic race silver medallist) won by over 2 and a half minutes from a strong Czech team, who beat the Swiss back by a further 1 and a ha...

JWOC : : Team Scores

There is a team competition held as part of JWOC, although it is not 'a big deal' and often is not calculated until well after JWOC week. But, well, its the holidays and i've not got much else to do so with the help of Excel here are the top 10 countries after the two individual finals: Swe...

JWOC : : Mens Classic

The Top 5 has now been confirmed in the mens classic race. Gold goes to Switzerlands Mattias Merz, who took gold in the short and silver in the classic last year. He beat Martin Johansson of Sweden by 1 second while Simonas Krepsta was only 9 seconds behind him. Jan Prochazka of the Czech ...

JWOC : : Classic Bronze!

Alison O'Neil has won Britains first JWOC medal for 15 years, a bronze in todays classic. After losing out on a medal by 12 seconds yesterday the NOC and EUOC runner took the bronze medal today, behind Silja Tarvonen of Finland and Veline Staldler of Switzerland. Tarvonen, who anchored Finlan...

WMOC : : Qualification

The vets have been feeling the heat in Italy this week during the qualification races for the World Masters Orienteering Championships at Asiago Though not quite as hot as Halden last year, the Venetian province has been basking in the mid-80 – just like some of the competitors! Don’t be fool...

JWOC : : Short

Britain has had an amazing day in Poland today, good runs from the whole team being capped by a podium finish for Alison. Britain hasn't featured on the JWOC podium since Jamie, JD and Siggy finished 5th in the 95 relay, but today Britain nearly had two on the girls podium. It seems Alison fin...

JWOC : : Short Q - *NEW*

Report from Chris Poole Hi Guys A quickie report from Poland - as its 2315 & I am on start duty tomorrow! Team was mostly very happy with todays qualifiers. Its great to have 4 & 4 in the final (the best we think since Czech in 2000). Terrain was as expected with open fast runnable be...

Another Crazy Race

The past two days have seen yet another "crazy race" happening in Sweden, this time in the very north of the country in Gäivare - north of the Arctic Circle. The annual Dunder Dygnet race is a 5 stage running race ran over 30 hours and also features some interesting stages, but for very differen...

Crazy Race

Yesterday saw one of the more interesting races in Sweden, the Crazy Race, a tough cross-country race littered with obstacles. With 5 laps, each of less than 4km but containing as many as 40 obstacles. These range from climbing walls and crawling nets to mud pits - the race truely does live up ...

Hans Steinegger

Hans Steinegger in memoriam 1948-2004 We have received the sad and shocking message that our Friend and colleague Hans Steinegger has died in a heart attack. A family and a partner in life has lost a dear one, the world of orienteering has lost a person that through his work has made fun...

WUOC Relay Results

2 Podium positions for Great Britain in the relays!!! As expected the Czech Republic dominated the relays, taking gold in both Men’s and Women’s. The British girls had an outstanding performance to take the silver medal. Everyone ran well, Mhairi came back in 4th place, Rachael came back in 3r...

O-ringen Super Elite

The organiser of this years Göorg O-ringen are pleased to be able to release the start list for the Super Elite class. The men's features such world class names as Emil Wingstedt, Mats Haldin, Jamie Stevenson and many more world of the worlds elite who would have just competed in the European ...

WUOC Middle Results

Some fine performances in todays Middle Distance race gave the British Team high hopes of success in tomorrows relay competition. In the Men's race Ed Nash recovered brilliantly from the agony of mispunching in yesterdays sprint to take 7th place, while Matt Crane came 12th. The Women's race sa...

WUOC Sprint Results

Pippa Whitehouse has continued GBR's good form in the ladies races with a top class 9th place in Pilsen today. Mhairi Mackenzie took 16th in the same class while Ewan was top lad with 21st in the mens race and Allan Bogle will surely be disapointed with 44th place. Norwegian sprint specialist...

WUOC Classic Results

Classic results just in: Hannah Wooton takes a fantastic podium place in fourth! Clive Parry & Matt Crane are the best of the British Blokes in 18th & 23rd. Results: Womens Results - 8.90km Climb 300m Position Name Country Time 1st BROŽKOVÁDana Czech Rep 62.19 2nd ŠTERBOVÁMarta C...

World Students

The 14th World University Orienteering Championships is now underway with teams from 30 countries arriving in Pilsen, Czech Republic, over the weekend. The programme for the championships is as follows: Tuesday 22nd Model Event & Opening Ceremony Wednesday 23rd Long Distance Event Thursday ...

Jukola Relay

Nearly 15000 people descended on an old airfield in Jä, Finland, for the 2004 Jukola Relay. The biggest in the world, with over 700 women's teams and 1300 in the men's. The men’s relay started very late in the evening, 23:30, however this is the real north and in midsummer things never really ge...

Venla Relay

Nearly 15000 people descended on an old airfield in Jä, Finland, for the 2004 Jukola Relay. The biggest in the world, with over 700 women's teams and 1300 in the men's. The women’s Venla relay was on Saturday afternoon in glorious sunshine. A field cannon was used to start the relay as the women...

Forssa Games

You've probably never heard of it but the Forssa games, formerly the Forssa Phone Games, is the biggest evening event in the world. Traditionally held on the Wednesday evening before Jukola it gathers all the world elite together on a short race course. This years champions were Pasi Ikonen a...

Turku Sprint Relay

Turun Suunistajat, one of the biggest and most successful orienteering clubs in the world, is celebrating its 50th birthday this year with 50 different races. One of these was the new Turku-Sprint Relay, the format being teams of three, one female and two males with courses of 1.5km. Each runn...

Tampere Games

The first set of races in a huge week of Finnish orienteering were the Tampere Games, held last weekend in the same area as WOC 2001. Jonne Lakanen, the lesser known of the Lakanen brothers took the mens race ahead of Pasi Ikonen and pairing from Halden Skiklubb, Jarkko Huovila and Mats Haldi...

O-ringen Super Elite

Very strong elite fields are already entered to this years Super Elite classes for the Göorg O-Ringen. In the Men's class British representation comes in the form of Jamie Stevenson (IFK Göorg) and Ewan McCarthy (MAROC). While in the Womens its Helen Bridle (IFK Göorg) and Jo Stevenson (Sötäe-...

Irish JWOC Team

Women: Sarah Browne Men: Christian Foley-Fisher, Patrick Higgins, Conor O'Brien. Team leaders: Mary & David Healey Nopesport wishes them all the best of luck.

Russia's WOC Fee

Members of Russia's WOC team for 2004 will have to pay their federation a rediculous 1000 Euro fee just to run in the World Championships!!! On top of this they may also have to pay the WOC fees as well.

Scotland vs Lithuania

Following on from the 'home' leg on the Trossachs, a team of keen scots travelled to the Baltic nation for the away leg this weekend. After a couple of days training and racing on a wide variety of terrains - last years World Military champs area and a sub 5mpk sprint race in Vilnius, the Viln...

PWT Round 4 Results

Results from PWT Round4 held in Bratislava. In the men Nick Barrable produced the top British performance in 16th, just missing out on the points, with Matt Crane in 21st. In the women, Sarah Rollins produced another good run to get 6th place, with Claire Ward 11th and Helen Bridle 12th. Men...

Swedish Elite Series

This weekend saw rounds 4 and 5 of the Swedish OK Kå Website

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